Actual sentences found in hospital patient charts:

• She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband

states she was very hot in

bed last night.

• Patient has chest pain if

she lies on her left side for over a year.

• On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

• The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

• The patient has been depressed since she began

seeing me in 1993.

• Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.

• Healthy appearing decrepit 69 years old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

• The patient refused


• The patient has no previous history of suicide.

— Hi Lama